Brain 1 Thu. Jun 25th - Sun. Jun 28th 2020 - Yverdon-les-Bains - Switzerland | Chikly Health Institute
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Brain 1 Thu. Jun 25th - Sun. Jun 28th 2020 - Yverdon-les-Bains - Switzerland

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Class Date: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 to Sunday, June 28, 2020
Class Country: 
Class City: 
Bruno Chikly

CLASS IN FRENCH possibly with some recapitulations in English, Please contact the Sponsor for more details.

Special Class Information: 


Please check pricing with sponsor

Meeting Place: 

Centre de Thérapies du Lac, Rue du Lac 6, 1400 Yverdon

Direction: The center is 3 minutes on foot from the train station Yverdon, 60 minutes train from the airport of Geneva.

Suggested Sleeping Accommodations: 

See with office du tourisme d'Yverdon

Open to non-osteopath: 
Local Contact: 
Mathias Avigdor
Class Sponsor: 
Mathias Avigdor
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Advance study of anatomy is required.

It is of utmost importance that you prepare for this class as far in advance as possible. Many students feel it is never too early to begin the study of neuroanatomy structures.


The DVD "Dissection of the Brain and Spinal Cord" was specifically made to facilitate preparation for this class.

This DVD will show you structures such as the ventricular system, the brain parenchyma; the major components (nuclei) of the brain and spinal cord including: corpus callosum, fornix, thalamus, putamen, globus pallidus, caudate nucleus, amygdaloid bodies, hippocampus, mamillary bodies, red nucleus, substantia nigra, pituitary, hypothalamus, cerebellum and associated nuclei, cauda equina, conus medullaris, filum terminale internum and externum.


You will be spending class time reviewing specific areas of the central nervous system. You therefore need to pay particular attention to the anatomy (and physiology) of the brain and spinal cord along with the central nervous system as you prepare for class.


For this class it is more important to know the 3 dimensional location of a brain stucture and its relationship to the surrounding structures, than its classical described physiology.

It is recommended that you review some books such as "Netter's Atlas of Human Neuroscience" (see list of references below).


We have provided a list of terms below you need to study before attending this course.
It is very important for you to be familiar with the following words and concepts.

Anatomical/Physiological Terms

  • All cranial bones, meninges and associated structures
  • Structure and physiology of brain ventricles: frontal horn, temporal horn, occipital horn, central part, interventricular foramen of Monro, optic recess, interthalamic adhesion, aqueduct of Sylvius, foramen of Luschka, foramen of Magendie, choroid plexus of lateral, third and fourth ventricles, and central canal of the spinal cord
  • Major structures of the brain, including: corpus callosum, septum pellucidum, indusium griseum, fornix, thalamus, pulvinar, interthalamic adhesion, putamen, nucleus accumbens, globus pallidus, lentiform nucleus, caudate nucleus, basal ganglia, Internal capsule, External capsule, clastrum, limbic system, amygdala, hippocampus, mamillary bodies, brain stem, hindbrain, medulla oblongata, pons, diencephalon, mesencephalon, cerebellum and associated nuclei (fastigial, globose, emboliform, dentate), red nucleus, substanta nigra, pituitary (hypophysis), hypothalamus and its numerous nuclei, pineal(epiphysis), locus ceruleus, colliculus and geniculate bodies.
  • Astrocyte, oligodendrocyte, microglia, ependyma, organelles, cell membrane, cytoplasm, nucleus, centriole (centrosome/basal bodies), Golgi apparatus or Golgi complex, ribosome (ribonucleoprotein), Endoplasmic reticulum (ER), mitochondria, granule/vesicle/vacuole, microfilaments (actin filaments), intermediate Filaments, microtubules, extracellular matrix (ground substance) (You can use "Silent Waves" Part 6, Chapter 3 as a reference for this topic).


Be sure you are familiar with the following pathologies: closed-head injuries, whiplash, dyslexia, cerebral palsy, cognitive behavioral dysfunctions, learning disabilities, ADD/ADHD, Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's.

List of words from the Netter's Atlas of Human Neuroscience

Be familiar with the brain structures from each of the following pages of “Netter's Atlas of Human Neuroscience” First Edition, (2nd  edition in parenthesis), [3rd edition in brackets]:

Page 7 (page 6-7) [page 7-11]: The different cells of the CNS: Astrocyte, oligodendrocyte, microglia, ependyma, [glial]

Page 23 (page 34), [page 52]: Insula

Page 25 (page 37-38), [page 55-56]: Corpus callosum: genu, body, splenium; cingulate gyrus, pituitary, interthalamic adhesion, pineal, cerebellum, medulla oblongata

Page 27 (page 40), [page 58]: Olfactory bulb, pituitary, mammilary bodies, red nucleus, substantia nigra, splenium of corpus callosum

Page 29 (page 46), [page 64]: Ventricles, thalamus, putamen, globus pallidus, lentiform nucleus, caudate nucleus, external and internal , capsule, claustrum, insula

Page 30 (page 47), [page 65]: Corpus callosum, indusium griseum

Page 31 (page 48), [page 66]: Corpus callosum, medial and lateral longitudinal striae

Page 32 (page 50), [page 68]: Corpus callosum, mammilary bodies, fornix, columns and commissure of fornix, hippocampus, thalamus, putamen, globus pallidus, caudate nucleus, amygdale

Page 33 (page 51), [page 69], [page ]: Corpus callosum, fornix, hippocampus, pineal gland

Page 34 (page 52), [page 70]: Thalamus, interthalamic adhesion, mediodorsal nuclei (MD)

Page 36 (page 56), [page 74]: Cerebellum, cerebellar nuclei: fastigial, globose, emboliform, dentate

Page 43 (page 68), [page 86]: Ventricular system: frontal horn, temporal horn, occipital horn, central part, interventricular foramen of Monro, optic recess, interthalamic adhesion, aqueduct of Sylvius, third and fourth ventricles, lateral recess, foramen of Magendie, foramen of Luschka, choroid plexus of lateral, third and fourth ventricles

Page 44 (page 70), [page 88]: Cerebellum, thalamus, pituitary, pineal

Page 45 (page 73), [page 91]: CSF and ventricular system

Page 77 (page 128), [page 149]: Foramen of Monro, aperture of Luschka and Magendie

Page 177-178 (page 261-263), [page 291-293]: Hypothalamus

Page 190 (page 288), [page 318]: Nucleus accumbens

Page 191 (page 290,417), [page 320,455]: Amygdala

Page 208 (page 318,382-383), [page 349,416-417]: Substantia nigra

Page 258 (page 257,380), [page 287,414]: Cerebellar nuclei: fastigial, globose, emboliform, dentate

Page 265-269 (page 262,390-394), [page 292,424-428]: Hypothalamus

Page 282 (page 404-405,407), [page 438-440,442]: Anterior, preoptic and posterior nuclei of the hypothalamus

If Needed, Other in-Depth Resources

  • "Atlas of Anatomy", Thieme, Head and Neuroanatomy, ISBN: 978-1-58890-441-6
  • "Color Atlas of Human Anatomy, Vol. 3, Nervous System and Sensory Organs", Thieme, ISBN: 978-1-58890-0647
  • "Neuroanatomy, 3-D Stereoscopic Atlas", M. Hirsch, T. Kramer, Springer Ed, ISBN: 3-540-65998-6
  • "The Human Brain", John Nolte, Mosby, ISBN: 978-0-323-01320-8
  • "Neuroanatomy, Text and Atlas", John Martin, Appleton & Lange Ed ISBN: 0-8385-6694-4

If you use the 4th edition of "Netter's Atlas of Human Anatomy" you should specifically review plates 102-127 (formerly 96-121) and 160-170 (formerly 153-162).

If you need a plastic brain model to help you assimilate these anatomical structures, Dr. Chikly recommends a 15-part, life-size model that is made of SOMSO Plast

Class Hours:

Registration: 8:30 a.m. First day

Class: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Last Day: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Times are subject to change.



Bring comfortable, loose fitting clothes. Some of these approaches require to touch an exposed skin, we encourage you to bring a bath towel, lab clothes, and appropriate undergarments so that you are comfortable.

Short finger nails are required for some techniques.

Due to potential chemical sensitivities of your classmates, please refrain from wearing perfumes or oils to class.

You are welcome to bring a treatment table.

If you are unable to bring a treatment table, you can bring a yoga mat for use on the banquet table.

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